1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche I

Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1980
  • Mileage 
    86 336 mi / 138 945 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    237 BHP / 241 PS / 177 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Since 1906 the name Rolls Royce has become synonymous with the finest luxury automobiles and high quality engineering. Corniche, a French name for cliff faced coastal roads, has been used by Rolls Royce in 1939 for a prototype based on the Bentley Mark V and then in 1971 for the upgraded Mulliner Park Ward two door versions of the Silver Shadow.

These two door versions of the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow featured a monocoque chassis and were powered by an all alloy 6.75l V8 engine. A smooth shifting GM automatic gearbox and hydraulic suspension provided a magic carpet ride. Each Corniche took four months to build and used the finest materials. Shadow 2 upgrades introduced in 1977 featured improvements such as rack and pinion steering, stiffer suspension, rubber tipped bumpers, front spoiler and dual aircon controls with mineral oil hydraulics in 1979

Example:
This example was built in 1980 in Highland green with Tan interior and delivered to Mr. Forney of London on the 26th June 1980 and benefits from the Shadow 2 upgrades outlined above. At some point in the past it was resprayed black but retains the original Tan interior which is in particularly good condition.

Recent mechanical attention has included:

Rebuild of carburetor
New HT Leads
New Spark plugs
Electrical
Regas air-conditioning system

This example is available for viewing at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town